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Technology and Culture
SISP 379
Fall 2016 not offered

Technology is defined as the branch of knowledge that deals with the industrial arts--that is, as the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. But this definition belies the complexity and importance of the phenomenon. In this seminar, we will look at technology as more than the handmaiden of science, focusing on the roles we have assigned it in politics, economics, and society writ large. In addition to considering the physical impacts of technology on the environment we live in and on ourselves, we examine technology as an analytical category, a frame of reference we employ in navigating our relationship to the world, and to each other.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SISP
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUN-20-2024
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